University of Adversity Summit


Dan Fleyshman

Topic: Visionary Entrepreneurship & Trailblazing

Bio: Dan is the youngest founder of a publicly traded company in history. After licensing his apparel for $9.5 million dollars at the age of 19, he went on to scale the energy drink products into 55,000 retail stores.

Over the years Fleyshman launched 1 of the top 5 online poker sites globally, has thrown 37 “Elevator Night” events, co-founded the “100 Million Mastermind Experience”, spoken at over 200 business events, angel invested in 36 companies and his agency “Elevator Studio” has spent over $60 million dollars with social media influencers for fashion brands, film studios, mobile apps & consumer products.

Dan’s main passion is his Model Citizen Fund charity which creates backpacks for the homeless filled with 150 emergency supply items inside.

Natasha Grano

Topic: Leveraging Media & Press

Bio: Natasha Grano is a Global influencer with millions of followers on social media. She is a leading Thought Leader to the new generation, Motivational Speaker, Best selling Author and #1 Social Media Expert. Natasha’s wisdom went viral on social media and has generated over 100 Million views & millions of followers making her one of the most respected names in her field online internationally.

Drawing on her experiences, Natasha shows you how to use your network to create your net worth and elevate yourself and your business to the highest level. Natasha is on a mission to mentor, empower, and draw the full potential out of every person with the promise that positivity, proactiveness and heartfelt passion in whatever it is you’re doing is a sure way to get the very best out of life.

Michael Graziano

Topic: Leveraging Media & Press

Bio: Michael is the Founder of Global Degree and Mindful Media, a TEDx Oxford speaker, and the Youngest Canadian to visit all 193 UN Nations.

Mindful Media is a PR agency that works with mindful individuals and brands focused on leading their industries and communities towards a better future. Global Degree allows students to travel the world while taking online courses, graduating with a diploma from some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Tim Storey

Topic: The Miracle Mentality

Bio: Acclaimed author, speaker and life coach, Tim Storey is well known for inspiring and motivating people of all walks of life. His new book The Miracle Mentality has become a worldwide movement. Quincey Jones call Tim “The voice of inspiration to this generation.”

Festus Ezeli

Topic: Rising as a NBA Champion

Amberly Lago

Topic: True Grit & Grace

Bio: Amberly Lago is a health and wellness coach, TEDx speaker, podcaster, and a leading expert in the field of resilience and transformation. She is the best-selling author of “True Grit and Grace” and empowers people around the world by sharing her story of how she turned a tragedy into triumph.

Amberly has most recently been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, The Doctors, Hallmark, Good Morning Lalaland, contributed to magazines such as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Health, Keynote Speaker Magazine and Disability Magazine.

Anthony Trucks

Topic: Shifting Your Identity

Bio: Anthony Trucks is a foster kid turned NFL athlete and serial entrepreneur with one serious super power. Making Shift Happen, no matter what, by accessing the power of identity. After overcoming over 30+ traumatic life events, and navigating the identity shifts that followed, Anthony has come to be known as the leading expert in “Shifting”. Which is making a shift internally, to elevate how you operate externally, which in turn changes your life.

With his unique system called “The Shift Method”, Anthony weaves together neuroscience, psychology, technology, and hard fought life lessons to help anyone with a desire for more in their life achieve any goal they want, or have ever wanted. Before making it apparent their goals were actually set far below their true potential in the first place. Buckle up, It’s time to Make Shift Happen.

Danelle Delgado

Topic: Win on Repeat

Bio: “Some people are lost in the fire, some people are built from it”.

Arising from the fires of life, the now serial entrepreneur known as the “millionaire maker”, Danelle Delgado began her journey when faced with raising her three small children on her own. Forced to make a change she went from working three jobs, 80-90 hours a week and struggling to survive, to an award winning success in business by persisting her way in to align with some of the world’s most renowned business experts and gained them as her personal mentors.

After years of high-level learning with them, she built some of the fastest growing online business training companies to date. She is a known online influencer and has made a massive impact around the globe from her international speaking career, best-selling book, “I Choose Joy” and her unmatched skills guiding entrepreneurs both online and off to scale their companies to a million and their lives to ultimate fulfillment.

From her renowned elite retreats and online training platforms, to her wit and skill training from the stage, Danelle has become a household celebrity name training entrepreneurs to become high performers like few ever will.

Although her work is her heartbeat, her dream is now a reality as she lives blessed beyond measure with her three kids, boy & girl twins age 11, and daughter 13 in Colorado, teaching them to live the life they are capable of as well.

Dr. Erin

Topic: Transforming Trauma To Birth Your Purpose

Bio: Dr. Erin – Doctor of Divinity, Founder of Soulciété and New Thought Global, TV Host of Good Morning LaLa Land, International Best-Selling Author, 2020 Walden Wisdom Award Next To Oprah Winfrey, Top-Rated Podcast, and Mother.

Shay Rowbottom

Topic: Marketing & Healing

Bio: Shay Rowbottom is a LinkedIn influencer and digital marketing entrepreneur, specializing in creating social media video content to attract attention and bring more eyeballs to your business.

Through her unique background working in video licensing, Shay has cultivated a specific, but rare, expertise on how and why something is destined to go viral. Her first agency specialized in curating, licensing, editing, and distributing custom video clips, tailored to her client’s audience, and her clients were among the highest performing blogs on Facebook. At her peak she was averaging over 1 Billion views per month on Facebook for her clients.

Ashleigh Dilello

Topic: Bio Emotional Healing

Bio: Ashleigh is the founder and creator of Bio Emotional Healing where she helps her clients reprogram their hardwired thoughts and emotions so they truly transform and become the creator of their life, reaching their highest potential and feeling lasting self-love, confidence and joy.

At age 13, Ashleigh was suddenly faced with a life-threatening illness that led to years of chronic pain, a broken metabolism, rapid weight gain, and a destructive relationship with her body and food. Through her study of neuroscience and a 20-year journey, she was able to conquer the emotional, physical, and mental battle in her life to become an elite athlete, TV & Broadway star, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. Ashleigh has been featured on Fox, Ellen, So You Think You Can Dance, NBC, People, CBS News, and Dancing With The Stars.

Steve Astephen

Topic: Reward in the Risk

Bio: Steve is the Founder & CEO of The Familie – A Sports, Music, Art & Media Agency. He is also the Co-Founder of Unlisted / Brand Lab, A Brand Incubator. Steve is now one of the world’s most passionate and committed sports entrepreneurs, famous for a relentless work ethic, taking calculated risks and hedging his bets on athletes, sports and business models that traditional agencies either missed or dismissed – then celebrating all the way to the top of the podium with his teams.

His first ever music client, Machine Gun Kelly, currently sits at #1 with Ticket To My Downfall, effectively positioning him as the biggest rock star on the planet. The Familie and Unlisted / Brand Lab will also focus on an entrepreneurial model of client management – it’s that scrappy start-up authenticity, creativity and originality that gives a project or campaign freedom and flexibility to be truly disruptive. And as he builds another great team of internal talent, Steve is looking outside of the traditional “agent” space, to find leaders who understand brand marketing, digital media, content, and communications in their respective fields,

Mike Zeller

Topic: Your Money Story

Bio: Known as a top Entrepreneur Mentor and Business Architect, Mike has had a hand in starting or owning 15+ businesses across multiple industries including technology, real estate, fashion, digital marketing, and high level entrepreneur masterminds and coaching. His businesses have generated more than 9 figures in total sales. He’s also the author of the forthcoming book, “Twiceborn: How a Crisis Can Remake You”.

Mike primarily mentors and coaches 2 types of entrepreneurs: the e-commerce entrepreneur with the mastermind he coleads with Colin Wayne who has a 9 figure Ecommerce brand and the Entrepreneur with Expert knowledge (coaches, authors, speakers, consultants, podcasters) with his Symposia Mastermind. He’s been featured on Business Insider, Forbes, Fox Radio 16 times, and spent 1447 hours with Tony Robbins.

Maxine Cunningham

Topic: Overcoming Fear & Igniting Passion

Bio: Maxine is an investment banker turned economist, turned environmental economist, turned startup founder and CEO of Pick My Brain. Her expertise is finding, recruiting, empowering, and encouraging smart and interesting people to offer their knowledge in new and creative ways. She is known for showing people, within 1-2 sessions, what is possible and how to take bold steps towards a vision, making it easy, fun, engaging, understandable and memorable.

Maxine has helped over 200+ unique individuals – from ALL walks of life – think of new ways to package, price, sell, and share their knowledge with others. She has learned how to generate anywhere between $250 to $18,000 a month selling her own knowledge-based services.

Tony Whatley

Topic: The Science of Success

Bio: Tony Whatley is an entrepreneur, business mentor, best-selling author, podcast host, and speaker. He is best known as Co-Founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community which grew into the largest of its kind. This website grew to over 300,000 registered members, and was later sold for millions, in only 5 years. Amazingly… it was just his part-time business!

Tony shares his mindset and business strategies within his book, Sidehustle Millionaire. He also teaches entrepreneurs how to start, scale, and sell their business within his podcast and consulting brand 365 Driven.

Ben Azadi

Topic: Health Through Ketosis & Fasting

Bio: In 2008, Ben Azadi went through a personal health transformation of shredding 80 pounds of pure fat. Ever since, Ben Azadi, FDN-P, has been on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle. Ben is the author of four best-selling books, Keto Flex, The Perfect Health Booklet, The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet, and The Power of Sleep. Ben has been the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet.

He is known as ‘The Health Detective’ because he investigates dysfunction, and he educates, not medicates, to bring the body back to normal function. Ben is the founder of Keto Kamp; a global brand bringing awareness to ancient healing strategies such as the keto diet and fasting. Ben is also the host of a top 15 podcast, The Keto Kamp Podcast; and the fast growing Keto Kamp YouTube channel with over 122,000 subscribers.

Samantha Joy

Topic: Decluttering Limiting Beliefs

Bio: Samantha Joy, Identity Coach and Founder of The Less Effect Method, is taking the personal development world by storm. She is the #1 bestselling author of “The Less Effect: Design Your Life for Happiness and Purpose.” Her coaching approach supports CEO’s and Founders in shifting their identity to their most authentic self by clearing out aspects of their life rooted in an old story. The result is enhanced mental clarity, an improved sense of self, and the ability to design an environment that attracts abundance and fulfillment. Samantha was recently voted as a “Top 10 Business Coach to Follow in 2021” by Yahoo Finance and voted as one of the “Top 10 Successful Females Who Continue to Inspire Us” by Disrupt Magazine.

As a former Vice President and single mother, Samantha possesses the resilience and experience necessary to give her clients the real deal, challenging mainstream topics like mindset, self-sabotage, and imposter syndrome. She embodies her life’s purpose by demonstrating that we are simply a product of our environment and with the right tools, we can curate our surroundings to manifest all that we desire.

Tara Oldridge

Topic: The Smart Method

Bio: Tara is the creator of The Smart Method and Vision to Business, a 2-day workshop for women who have a deep sense they were made for more that helps them find a clear strategy and create a committed action plan so they can finally build an impactful business they love. She believes that every woman has a powerful, profitable and impactful business inside of them that God has called them to create.

Her passion includes showing women how to create and grow a profitable business and inspire them to access their power and confidence so they can impact the world. Tara has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes, referred to as an “innovative leader during these time with the foundation of her business as putting profits second and people first”.

Matt Belair

Topic: A Formula For Purpose and Power

Bio: Matthew Belair is an author, athlete, coach and speaker who’s on a mission to empower people to master their mind, body and spirit and make the world a better place. He is a student, researcher and explorer. He has trained intensive meditation with Tibetan monks in Nepal, trained with professional MMA fighters in Thailand, and with 34th generation Shaolin monks in China. He has also trained and studied with Native American Elders and attended a trip to Egypt with the Resonance science foundation exploring both ancient civilizations and advanced technologies.

Matt hosts the Master Mind, Body and Spirit Show, which has reached #1 in iTunes in over 20 countries. He has interviewed hundreds of the world’s foremost experts on consciousness, spirituality, and peak performance. He is the best selling author of Zen Athlete: A Guide to self mastery and Zen Athlete training program. Matt’s mission is to make training for the mental game of sport go mainstream and empower future generations with critical knowledge around mindset, performance and personal empowerment.

Jack & April Tu

Topic: Dynamic People Skills

Bio: Jack and April are social entrepreneurs for over a decade and have specialized in the field of mentorship, coaching and entrepreneurship. Their journey in entrepreneurship starts at the young age of 18 for Jack and 21 for April.

Jack and April met at a networking event at the age of 21 where they decided to soon partner together in life and in business. After years of partnering together Jack and April built a digital business that provided financial independence by age 28. Today they are both full time parents to their 3 year old daughter and have a son on the way shortly.

They spend their time teaching in the personal and professional development realm. They are huge advocates for the free enterprise system. Their passion of creating significant success, lies in showing people the possibilities of the path less travelled, and teaching the average person how to take advantage of a free enterprise economy at the highest level.

The skillsets they teach helps individuals & couples to create holistic success. The coaching created has helped others clear debt, become financially independent and build assets that will lead to generational wealth.
Their mission statement is Remaking Champions, empowering people to reach their potential, as they build an army of patriots, free thinkers and advocates for the free enterprise system.

Jay Nixon

Topic: Overcoming Doubt to Step into Your Greatness

Bio: Jay Nixon is NOT your average health and fitness coach.

You don’t need another “guru” telling you to burn more calories, eat more vegetables and less crap.

Just like so many others, you already know what you need to do.

Yet we don’t do it, and Jay knows why.

There is a big difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it right, consistently over time to finally get the results you’ve been wanting.

Jay Nixon is an accomplished speaker, author, coach and mentor whose mission is to help every person who works with him get results, period. He is the owner of the Thrive Fitness Studio in Palm Desert, California and the creator of the Thrive Forever Fit Transformation Program – a personal development program designed to help you look and feel your best.

Recognized as a lululemon Ambassador and dubbed by CBS News as, “One of the best fitness and nutrition experts in the business,” Jay has been featured on ABC and FOX, and in Health and Triathlete Magazine. When he’s not working with clients one-on-one, you’ll find him consulting for Fortune 1000 companies in the nutrition and fitness industry.

Kareen Mills

Topic: Intimate Personal Branding

Bio: “While we can automate our business, we simply can’t automate Motherhood.”

Made in the Philippines; born and raised, now living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Kareen is a business coach and strategist intimately empowering mom-owned businesses to scale and automate. She is the Founder of The Intimate Circle, host of To Mother The World Podcast and founded the biggest Friendsgiving Event in the World.

The Intimate Circle is Kareen’s intimate community and group mentorship program with an inner circle of moms wanting to grow their impact in this world.

While Kareen may have the Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting to boot, Motherhood combined with her school of hard knocks experience completes her expertise. She loves finance, Founding Member of MeetPaddy, a successful stock market swing trader and investor/advisor to mother-owned businesses. You can catch her building intimate business relationships inside her clubhouse daily show Intimate Mornings.

Jaime McFaden

Topic: Self-Care

Bio: Self care specialist and lifestyle mentor – expert researcher in health and wellness for over 10 years. Has worked alongside Jillian Michaels, celebrity trainer, Host of podcast “What’s the Word”, focusing on interviewing the most inspirational people using a word of the day – to empower and educate listeners on how to live better in ALL areas.

Holds over 10 international accredited certifications in fitness, yoga, mindfulness, pre/postnatal and currently in training with a leading neuroscience doctor to add brain training to the mix.

The “baby step” approach of building tiny habits over time has worked with thousands of clients in improving their overall health and wellness.

Over 3 million downloads on Jaime’s walking and self care programs.

My goal is to reach over 1 million families in 2021 and give them teachable + actionable steps to make positive shifts in their daily lives.

When Jaime isn’t motivating her clients, she is a full time single mother to a 4 year old, playing at the beach and hanging outdoors enjoying each moment.

Dr Nick & Sonya Jensen

Topic: Hormones, Health & Relationships

Bio: Partners, parents, business owners, retreat leaders, yoga teachers, speakers, biohackers and healers.
Just the few hats we wear on a regular day in the Jensen world. Together we have travelled the world, birthed 2 amazing boys and businesses, and continually push each other to grow and learn to help serve our family and communities.
We recognize what a privilege it is to help others on their healthy journey. How we show up and the commitment we make to our own learning and growth will directly impact all those we come into contact with. This is why we make it our mission to continuously learn and empower others to take their health back into their hands.
Over the past decade we have founded Divine Elements, Naturally Brave Retreats, and the Longevity Lab to cover all aspects of health, from the physical to the mental, emotional, and spiritual. Our focus lies in addiction/recovery, hormone health, detoxification, longevity, brain health, and family medicine.

The world is shifting and changing all the time and so is the world of health. There is new research, new awareness, new insights that are happening every day, and it is our job to stay on top of all that information, so you don’t have to.

Deidre Sirianni

Topic: The Path To Accelerated Impact Through Healing

Bio: Deidre Sirianni is the founder of Radically Aligned, where she serves a community of impact-driven entrepreneurs, coaches, leaders, and visionaries on their journey of healing, integrated change, and making the biggest impact through their work.

She is a TEDx Speaker, Leadership Coach, and Spiritual Guide who believes the foundation of fulfillment and impact comes down to intention and living in alignment with your purpose.

She lives and serves her community nomadically and has had the pleasure of supporting hundreds of people on their journey of awakening to their highest selves and full potential.

The four stages she supports her clients with are:

1) Heal and release past trauma
2) Integrate change
3) Activate highest gifts
4) Make the biggest impact

If you know that you have a big message to share with the world and you have trauma to heal, blocks, behaviors, patterns to transform, gifts to activate within you, and a message to serve the planet with then she may be the coach and guide for you!

Rob Eastman

Bio: As a 20+ year entrepreneur and 12+ year recovering addict Rob has a real understanding of what it means to overcome adversity. He owns a lifestyle gym, mental health/ youth mental health coaching program, podcast centered around mental health and works in his community and around the US consulting and working with different Corporations, law enforcement , nonprofits to better help them understand how to deal with mental health issues and to work on prevention of suicide and addiction. He is from Utah USA.

Ryan Mullens

Bio: Ryan is a practitioner of self-leadership/emotional intelligence and currently works as a leadership consultant in Canada’s largest health region. Ryan also currently teaches business leadership at Mount Royal University in Calgary Alberta. Ryan was intending to become a police office with his undergraduate in criminology, and 9 years experience as a Combat Engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, until he lost his brother to suicide. This experience sent Ryan on a path of working with at risk youth and families in hopes of helping others from having similar experiences. His work included addiction counseling, secure services, working with youth homelessness, and teaching court mandated anger management and addictions programs. Upon completing his Masters in Leadership, he made a pivot to leadership consulting in efforts to help people to help other people. His work now is centered in emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Ryan wish is to help people experience the freedom that come with knowing one self. Ryan is also the founder of Memory Anchor/Faces of Valour a veteran founded business which is dedicated to using technology to help us remember our fallen.

Maria Camila Betancur

Bio: Maria Camila is a student of the divine feminine who successfully blends her spirituality with her business. She is a serial entrepreneur and multifaceted modern-day medicine woman whose skillsets include Holographic Sound Healing, Shamanic Healing, and Reiki. She also works with various ancestral medicines such as psilocybin, rapé, sananga, Kambo, and Cacao. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of these entheogens and their inherent place in the world of healing and personal growth.

Cary Jack

Bio: Cary Jack is a lifestyle entrepreneur, author, podcast host, professional actor/model, biohacker, eco-warrior, martial artist, and humanitarian striving to make a positive impact on this planet. He split time growing up on the beaches of Sarasota, Florida, and in the mountains of Red Lodge, Montana where he first learned the art of a balanced lifestyle.

As a professional model/actor, Cary Jack was represented by top talent agencies like Wilhelmina and Next Models. He has represented many international brands such as Burberry, Hermes, Topman, Corona, Marriott, Home Depot, Visa, Royal Caribbean, Cadillac, and Vogue.

As a Second City Improv Comedy Graduate, Cary Jack has performed on networks such as HBO, NBC, ABC, and USA.

As a digital marketing specialist, Cary Jack has personally worked with many world class entrepreneurs such as Russell Brunson, Lewis Howes, Rory Vaden, and John Lee Dumas.

As a biohacking human performance expert Cary Jack has coached Elite Entrepreneurs, Professional Athletes, Olympic Gold Medalists, Stanley Cup Winners, Fortune 500 CEO’s and many others.

Cary Jack is the founder of The Happy Hustle, whose mission is to educate, inspire, and entertain, while reminding you to enjoy the journey, not just the destination, as you Happy Hustle for a life of passion and purpose.

Joe Hawley

Bio: Joe Hawley is a former NFL athlete turned entrepreneur, and Founder of The Härt Collective, a community built exclusively for former male professional athletes. After 8 seasons in the NFL, he retired in 2017, donated his belongings, bought a van, and traveled the US for nearly two years. During his time on the road, Joe realized the unique challenges that come from transitioning out of professional athletics like the feeling of isolation and loss of identity. He knew that a community of like-minded, high-achieving former athletes who are focused on reaching their highest potential outside of sports was what he deeply desired to surround himself with which led him to create The Härt Collective in November of 2020.

Kaveh Kavoosi

Bio: Curious about constructs of the mind, and barriers that have people preventing experiencing life to the extent that they would like to be. Also, practicing emergency medicine from time to time!

Ashley Preciado

Bio: Over 16 years as an Entrepreneur with experience as a CMO, Director of Business, Director of copy writing, Branding and JV Manager. Highly skilled in online marketing, marketing strategy, funnel optimization, online Ads, customer journey, Branding, product launches, business development and Sales. I have personally generated multiple 7 and 8 figure launches. Some companies I have worked for; Frank Kern, John Assaraf with Neurogym, Matt Toman with Bank House Media, nick. Oats with Sawtooth media group, Blair Gorman with Numerologist, Mike Koenigs, Greg Reid with Mastermind/Secret Knock, Alex Jefferys with Client in Abundance, Bill Walsh with Powerteam International, Dr. Kara Scott Dentley, Mike Zeller, Rebecca Zung, Lance Essihos and more…

Alex Nelson

Bio: Alex Nelson is a facilitator of psilocybin ceremonies, life coach, and podcaster. He has been working with various plant medicines for over 8 years, and facilitating ceremonies for clients for over 7 years. Alex is also a men’s coach, focusing specifically in the areas of rites of passage and healing the masculine. His style of facilitation is best described as ‘showing people that they are capable of healing themselves’ and focuses on personal empowerment.

Darryll Stinson

Bio: Darryll is a former Division 1 athlete and dynamic 2xTEDx speaker who helps coaches and athletes grow their business through public speaking using his Stage Marketing Method and landing TEDx talks. His goal in life is to impact a billion people and be known for how he loves and gives to those around him.

Shantih Ma

Bio: Shantih Ma is a Writer and Teacher of self-worth through personal empowerment, Host of the Shantih Ma Podcast, as well as Keynote Speaker and advocate of overcoming adversity. She is a certified Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Coach, Digital Artist, and holds a master’s level in Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho. Shantih is currently writing her first book, “The House of Self”, where she combines her knowledge and background in Easter Philosophies with practical ways of understanding and cultivating a healthy sense of self-worth. Her hope is to inspire both her audience and students to cultivate a deep sense of self, to find inner peace through self-awareness, and to empower them to follow their life’s calling, or Dharma.

Mike Young

Bio: Mike Young is the Founder & President of the Association of Mental Health and Well-Being for Entrepreneurs, author of “Made Over: How To Create A Powerful Brand That Will Transform Your Business & Save Your Life” and host of the successful “Made Over Podcast” and “Ask The Makeover Master Show”.

He’s seen it all during his incredible journey of exploration, trial, error, blood, sweat and tears, committed to trying everything under the sun to discover the true foundations of business and success. Investing 15+ years and $200,000+ in business skills so his clients and fellow purpose-driven entrepreneurs don’t have to experience the hellish emotional nightmare of unnecessary suffering and expense he went through.

Ignite Personal Growth
and Activate human potential
so you can live a fully empowered life.

Join the students of life, real leaders, and common heroes among us, who are brave and courageous enough to face their adversity and transform their lives so they can tap into their true potential.